Monthly Archives: May 2013

Online reputation management

Past scandals, bad photos, critical comments: the internet has a long memory. As the EU considers the ‘right to be forgotten’, Tim Dowling investigates the growing business of online reputation management – and learn how you can airbrush your own past.
Search me: online reputation management | Technology | The Guardian.

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On Children by Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Oxford

On my birthday, I took the day off and went to Oxford.

To the Museum of Natural History and then at last to the Pitt Rivers Museum. In the modern extension I found the Visiting with the Ancestors exhibition.

What happens when museum objects go home for a visit? The Blackfoot shirts at Pitt Rivers Museum, collected in 1841, express Blackfoot culture and beliefs. In 2010, Museum staff took them home to Canada for a visit so that Blackfoot people could learn from them and strengthen cultural knowledge and identity. Blackfoot people were delighted to see these important heritage items and were inspired by them. The exhibition includes three of the shirts and quotes and photographs from the reunions with Blackfoot people.

A pity, in many ways that the Blackfoot shirts can’t be restituted to the Blackfoot people.

Lee on Solent

Lee on Solent beach

Lee on Solent beach

Hoverspeed hovercraft at HMS Daedalus

Hoverspeed hovercraft at HMS Daedalus

1930s modernist architecture

1930s modernist architecture

Interior of St Faith church

Interior of St Faith church

A short visit to Lee on Solent whilst Olivia was at Writers Squad in Hedge End. A breezy May morning.

Weird and sad to see the old Hoverspeed hovercraft. I remember many trips from Dover in the hey-day.